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Parking charges

Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

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RCNi Award finalists

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: find out who has made the finals

Our shortlist showcases professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care

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Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

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Study at home

Online nursing degrees will be on offer from January

Seven universities in England have signed up to provide the ‘blended’ degrees

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Annual leave

COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases

Matt Hancock in a BBC TV studio

Matt Hancock declines to promise pay rise this year for NHS nurses

Health secretary quizzed on call for ‘real-terms’ pay offer in light of effort in pandemic

Evidence and Practice

Optimising the conservative management of closed tendinous mallet finger injury

Optimising the conservative management of closed tendinous mallet finger injury

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the different types of...

Meeting the needs of homeless people attending the emergency department

Meeting the needs of homeless people attending the emergency department

The care needs of homeless people attending EDs are frequently misunderstood

The provision of emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner violence

The provision of emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner...

Strategies to address knowledge deficits and negative attitudes

Exploring medicines reconciliation in the emergency assessment unit: staff perceptions and actual waiting times

Exploring medicines reconciliation in the emergency assessment unit: staff perceptions...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise why timely medicines reconciliation is...

Managing the needs of frequent attenders of urgent care services: a case management approach

Managing the needs of frequent attenders of urgent care services

A case management approach of a new frequent service user manager service

Barriers to effective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

Barriers to effective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

Identifying what emergency nurses perceive as barriers to nurse-patient communication

Features

Lyme disease risks

Lyme disease: how nurses can identify it and advise patients

How to detect the tick-borne infectious disease and promote awareness among the public

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Picture shows nursing staff starting a shift in the resuscitation room at Medway Maritime Hospital wearing personal protective equipment.

How early preparations have helped one emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic

Forward triage enables nurses to prevent unnecessary admissions and cross contamination

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A woman in scrubs standing in a clinical area, reflecting on her experiences at work

How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Stella Davey

Sepsis care, vacancy rates, resus team: how a matron transformed her ED

Team has turned around an emergency department’s patient care and staff morale

Opinion

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COVID-19: essential training is still possible

How to use distance learning to keep skills developing and morale boosted

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Students

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Nathan Harrison

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Careers

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

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